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30 BEST ALBUMS OF 2012

30. Sleigh Bells - Reign Of Terror (8.1/10)
29. Matt & Kim - Lightning (8.2/10)
28. Maps & Atlases - Beware And Be Grateful (8.3/10)
27. Taylor Swift - RED (8.3/10)
26. San Cisco - San Cisco (8.3/10)
25. Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal (8.4/10)

24. Reptar - Body Faucet (8.4/10)
23. Japandroids - Celebration Rock (8.5/10)
22. Purity Ring - Shrines (8.5/10)
21. The Ting Tings - Sounds From Nowheresville (8.5/10)

20. Mumford & Sons - Babel (8.6/10)
19. Dr. Dog - Be The Void (8.6/10)

18. Fun. - Some Nights (8.7/10)
17. The XX - Coexist (8.7/10)

16. Walk The Moon - Walk The Moon (8.7/10)
15. The Lumineers - The Lumineers (8.8/10)

14. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure (8.8/10)
13. Beach House - Myth (8.9/10)
12. Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon (8.9/10)  
11. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan (9.0/10)

10. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (9.0/10)  
9. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel... (9.2/10) 
8. Tame Impala - Lonerism (9.4/10)  

7. Mac DeMarco - 2 (9.4/10) 
6. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (9.5/10) 
5. Death Grips - The Money Store (9.5/10) 
4. Passion Pit - Gossamer (9.6/10) 

3. Grizzly Bear - Shields (9.6/10) 
2. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city (9.7/10) 


1. The Shins - Port of Morrow (9.7/10)
James Mercer's unholy musical talent shines in this album.
He continues to write some of the most clever and cryptic
lyrics of anyone out there, and has the voice to do them justice.
The best Shins album yet and positively the best album of this
year, in my eyes.






 








30 BEST ALBUMS OF 2011

30. Neon Indian - Era Extrana (8.3/10)
29. A$AP Rocky - LOVE.LIVE.A$AP (8.3/10)
28. Cults - Cults (8.4/10)
27. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes And Keys (8.4/10)
26. The Drums - Portamento (8.5/10)
25. James Blake - James Blake (8.5/10)
24. Childish Gambino - Camp (8.5/10)
23. Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain, In The Cloud (8.5/10)
22. Real Estate - Days (8.7/10)
21. Fucked Up - David Comes To Life (8.7/10)
20. Tune-Yards - W H O K I L L (8.7/10)
19. Drake - Take Care (8.8/10)
18. Beirut - The Rip Tide (8.8/10)
17. Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song (8.8/10)
16. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See (8.8/10)
15. The Weeknd - House Of Balloons/Thursday (8.9/10)
14. Black Lips - Arabian Mountain (8.9/10)
13. The Wombats - This Modern Glitch (9.0/10)
12. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne (9.1/10)
11. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (9.1/10)
10. Tapes 'N Tapes - Outside (9.2/10)
9. The Black Keys - El Camino (9.2/10)
8. The Strokes - Angles (9.3/10)
7. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (9.3/10)
6. The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines (9.3/10)
5. Foster The People - Torches (9.4/10)
4. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost (9.4/10) 
3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (9.5/10)
2. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing (9.6/10)

1. Bon Iver - Bon Iver (10/10)
One of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard. Justin
Vernon's angelic falsetto joined with his mystical and dreamy
melody's create an unforgettable musical experience. 
















30 BEST ALBUMS OF 2010

30. Wavves - King Of The Beach (7.9/10)
29. Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager (8.0/10)
28. The Drums - The Drums (8.0/10)
27. She & Him - Volume Two (8.2/10) 
26. Maps & Atlases - Perch Patchwork (8.2/10)
25. Hot Chip - One Life Stand (8.3/10)
24. Best Coast - Crazy For You (8.3/10)
23. Janell Monae - The ArchAndroid (8.3/10)
22. Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame (8.4/10)
21. MGMT - Congratulations (8.4/10)
21. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (8.5/10)
20. Japandroids - No Singles (8.5/10)
19. Drake - Thank Me Later (8.5/10)
18. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (8.5/10)
17. The National - High Violet (8.6/10)
16. Matt & Kim - Sidewalks (8.6/10)
15. Girls - Broken Dreams Club EP (8.7/10)
14. The Black Keys - Brothers (8.8/10)
13. Foals - Total Life Forever (8.8/10)
12. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (8.9/10)
11. Sleigh Bells - Treats (8.9/10)
10. Walk The Moon - i want! i want! (8.9/10)  
9. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor (9.0/10)
8. Beach House - Teen Dream (9.2/10)
7. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (9.3/10) 
6. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (9.4/10)
5. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (9.4/10)
4. Keaton Henson - Dear (9.5/10)
3. Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History (9.5/10)
2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (10/10)

1. Vampire Weekend - Contra (10/10)
Possibly the greatest Sophomore effort. Ezra Koenig's masterful
songwriting backed up by Rostam Batmanglij's production come
together for this fun, intimate, and beautiful album.
















25 BEST ALBUMS OF 2009

25. Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist (8.1/10)
24. Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day (8.1/10)
23. Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand (8.2/10)
22. The Temper Trap - Conditions (8.2/10)
21. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young (8.3/10)
20. Volcano Choir - Unmap (8.5/10)
19. Discovery - LP (8.5/10)
18. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More (8.5/10)
17. Wilco - Wilco (8.5/10) 
16. Japandroids - Post Nothing (8.6/10)
15. The XX - XX (8.6/10)
14. Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP (8.7/10)
13. St. Vincent - Actor (9.0/10)
12. Matt & Kim - Grand (9.0/10)
11. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below (9.1/10)
10. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms (9.1/10) 
9. Fun. - Aim And Ignite (9.3/10)
8. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug (9.3/10)
7. Passion Pit - Manners (9.4/10)
6. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (9.5/10) 
5. Girls - Album (9.5/10)
4. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (9.6/10)
3. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (9.6/10)
2. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (9.7/10)

1. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns (9.7/10)
An astonishing and completely blindsiding debut straight from
our friends in the north. The Canadian trio of Nills Edenloff,
Amy Cole, and Paul Banwatt compile intense drum patters,
extraordinary vocals, harmonies and superb lyrics in the
creation of Hometowns.
















15 BEST ALBUMS OF 2008

15. Tapes 'N Tapes - Walk It Off (8.5/10)
14. She & Him - Volume One (8.6/10)
13. Swimming With Dolphins - Ambient Blue EP (8.7/10)
12. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs (8.7/10)
11. The Black Keys - Attack & Release (8.8/10) 
10. M83 - Saturdays = Youth (8.8/10)
9. Foals - Antidotes (8.9/10)
8. The Killers - Day & Age (8.9/10)
7. TV On The Radio - Dear Science (9.1/10)
6. Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. (9.3/10)
5. Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends (9.4/10)
4. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes/Sun Giant EP (9.5/10)
3. Kanye West - 8o8's & Heartbreaks (9.7/10)
2. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (9.7/10)

1. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (9.8/10)
What happens when you gather a group of musically talented
Ivy League nerds? Vampire Weekend is what happens.
Ezra Koenig's witty lyrics and mind bending riddles plus great
synths and guitars helps Vampire Weekend's debut album become
one for the record books. Believe the hype.













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